Fruits are loved by humans and animals alike, which is why we often see videos of animals enjoying fruits going viral on social media. Animals such as elephants often try to procure their favourite fruits, even if it involves using the wrong means. Recently, one such video surfaced which featured an elephant stealing a bunch of bananas from a local truck on a highway. Calling it a 'daylight robbery', IFS officer Parveen Kaswan shared the video on Twitter which soon went viral. Take a look:
The video shared on November 11 garnered more than 278k views and counting. In the video, we could see a truck driver stopping due to an elephant crossing the highway. The elephant got its trunk into the truck and started groping around for food. The driver helped bring a bunch of bananas into its grasp, after which the elephant retrieved its trunk and let the truck go.
Several users shared their reactions to the video online. While many users found the video quite amusing, others thought it was quite dangerous for the truck driver as he could have been seriously injured. Parveen Kaswan too warned users in another tweet, writing, "This is why you see, do not feed wild animals' board near forest area. They become habitual of new taste. And keep coming to road & near human. This is not helpful to them in long run."
Take a look at what Twitterati said about the video:
Love it thanks for sharing.
I love the kindness of the Indian people towards animals, I wish they teach the Arab countries these kindness,. You respect animals which so beautiful.— Shahrazad . ???????????????? (@TamaraA92132943) November 11, 2020
This is simply a toll system in action. The driver is being unreasonable.— Dogspeed You! Snack Emperor (@patrick_weir) November 11, 2020
Aren't we humans ? Who robbed the forest and extracted resources which made animals to live a difficult life.— Chin (@2eyesAchin) November 11, 2020
Elephant is trying to cross the road driver didn't had patience enough to wait and stop at a distance. I have noticed it multiple times on videos humans push their luck far much than it's required. Need to have respect and patience as we are in a coexistence with nature.— Ashish Mundepi (@Ashishmundepi) November 11, 2020
We humans robbed and encroached their habitat, I don't mind this gentle giant robbing.
This robber stole my ❤️— ???? Kanchan Kulkarni ???? (@BrainvitaMind) November 11, 2020
I think its not robbery.
Its the misbehave by by-passers who have practised feeding of fruits and other eatables to elephants.
..its like many do for monkey.????
Just imagine what if they feed intoxicated eatables... intentionally..!!!????????— Krishne Gowda C Auditor (@myauditors) November 11, 2020
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